News

November 16, 2016

Howdy Folks! 
Here's a listing of my upcoming 
November and December shows. 
Getting ready to return to Massey Hall in Toronto for the 30th Annual Toronto Blues Society's Women's Blues Revue show. 
I'm playing guitar and lap steel in the band this year but will be kicking off the second set with a tune from my upcoming album.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 9, 2016

Howdy Folks! 
Here's a listing of my upcoming September and October shows. 

Wanna wrangle me for a House Concert? A Skype Lesson (guitar, bass, coaching)? Then please feel free to drop me a line at  suzie@suzievinnick.com ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2016

Happy August!! 

 

 

Here's a listing of my upcoming August shows. 
I have a few weekends open in the coming weeks - August 26-27 and September 3-5 and 10-12 so if you've been thinking of presenting a house/backyard concert and you're within 5 or so hours of Toronto please feel free to drop me a line at  suzie@suzievinnick.com to see about having me come play for you and your friends. 















July 4, 2016

Here's a listing of my upcoming July shows. I have a few weekends open in August (5-7; 12-14; 26-28) so if you've been thinking of presenting a house/backyard concert and you're within 6 or so hours of Toronto please feel free to drop me a line at suzie@suzievinnick.com to see about having me come play for you and your friends! 

















June 3, 2016

Here are my June shows - I'm really looking forward to 'em and the summer. 
I have a couple weekends open in August so if you've been thinking of presenting a house/backyard concert please feel free to drop me a line at suzie@suzievinnick.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 27, 2014

Hey Folks,

I'm getting ready for my last show of 2014 tomorrow, Sunday, December 28th at Hugh's Room in Toronto. I've had a band for this annual shindig the past few years but decided to go this particular show solo. I might bring a few extra instruments with me...been mucking around with them in the ol' church where I live and will decide in the morning! 

Happy Holidays to you and I hope that your New Year is the best yet! 

xo
Suzie

 

September 10, 2014

The crickets are still chirping summery songs here in the Niagara Region even though the nights are cooling down a bit.

I had a fun summer with travels from the west to the east coast and places in between, plus some wonderful adventures state-side to Pittsburg, PA and Cincinnati, OH.
Got to meet lots of new folks and see some old friends which is always a gift of this crazy wonderful job. 
I am having fun performing a few new compositions that were written this summer, as well - I am beginning to make a game plan for a new album of the new tunes which is exciting. 
I'm also gearing up for some shows this fall - you can check 'em out on my gigs page. 

Hope you had a wonderful summer and I'll be back here again soon! 

xo
Suzie

 

July 9, 2014


Getting ready to head to Western Canada tomorrow for a bunch of shows! 


SUZIE VINNICK - July 2014 Alberta & British Columbia shows
Fri. July 11 - Pembina River Nights Festival 
Sat. July 12 - Mount Engadine Lodge 
Sun. July 13 - The Willows Rustic Retreat - New Norway, AB (2-4pm)
Weds. July 16 - The Butchart Gardens - (w/Bill JohnsonSean Drabitt & Billy Hicks) - 8:00pm
Sat & Sun. July 19-20 - Vancouver Folk Music Festival (w/Bill Johnson)

Looking forward to it!!

xo
Suzie

 

April 30, 2014

Hey Folks,

Greetings from the ol' church!

I wanted to let you know that I am a late addition to the Hornby Island Blues Workshop staff - I'll be there as a private instructor so available to give lessons on vocals, guitar, bass, songwriting, music business stuff - whatever you'd like to pick my brain about!   Please feel free to email me with your questions or speak to me at camp and we can set something up!

You can see all the details on the gigs page on my website.

I hope that you're enjoying the warmer weather and hope to see you at a show soon!

xo  Suzie

 

 

April 24, 2014

Hey Folks, 

Been plugging away with gigs and travels; I wanted to let you know about a few upcoming shows.  

I have a couple gigs this weekend:

Friday, April 25th  Wendell Ferguson and I will be performing at the Brampton Folk Club - http://www.bramptonfolk.ca/upcoming_events/index.php 
Wendell is hilarious and is an incredible musician; we will be backing each other up - it'll be a fun night!

Saturday, April 26th I'll be performing a solo show at the Yellow Canoe Cafe  in Merrickville, ON. It's also my birthday so if you can please come on down and help me celebrate! For more details please visit the Yellow Canoe Cafe website or the event page on Facebook.

I am a late addition to the Hornby Island Blues Workshop staff - I'll be there as a private instructor so available to give lessons on vocals, guitar, bass, songwriting, music business stuff - whatever you'd like to pick my brain about! 
Please feel free to email me with your questions or speak to me at camp and we can set something up!
I will also be doing a House Concert in Courtenay, BC on the evening of Sunday, May 4th before camp starts - please email me if you are interested in attending and I can send you the details. 

You can see all the details on the gigs page on my website.

I hope that you're enjoying the warmer weather and hope to see you at a show soon!

xo Suzie


February 7, 2014

Hey Folks,

Can't believe it's already February! In the first few weeks of the year I managed to travel across the country with performances in Halifax, NS; Lunenburg, NS; Comox, BC; Winnipeg, MB and Stonewall, MB. And there are lots more musical adventures coming up - in a couple weeks I'll be heading to Kansas City, MO for the Folk Alliance Conference and then to Saskatoon, SK for the Saskatoon Winter Blues Festival and to Alberta/Saskatchewan for a Home Routes House Concert tour in March. You can see all the details on the gigs page on my website.

I hope that your year is off to a great start and hope to see you at a show soon!

Take care,

Suzie

 

December 10, 2013

Howdy Folks,

Just wanted to check in - the company that I use for posting my gigs is making some changes to their website so consequently my gigs are not showing up right now. 
I'm hoping they'll be up and running in the next day or two. In the meantime, please feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions about my gig schedule - my email is suzie@suzievinnick.com

Thanks much and speak again soon!

Cheers,
Suzie

September 13, 2013

Howdy Folks,

I hope you've had a wonderful summer!

It's been a busy summer of travel and shows. I got to meet some new folks and connect with old friends and I managed to squeak in a bit of downtime at the ol' church and down at the nearby beach at Lake Erie.  I was able to cap off the summer with a concert at the Mount Engadine Lodge near Canmore, Alberta and got in a bit of hiking in the mountains so I'm a happy camper.

Been doing a little writing lately; I got together with Matt Anderson and we wrote a song in the ol' church called Drift Away; Matt made me cry when he sang it. If you don't know his wonderful voice, guitar playing and songs, check this out this video of him.

I've got some exciting shows and travels coming up this fall. I am going to do some songwriting in between which will hopefully lead to a new recording in the new year. I'm still filling in some of the tour gigs but you can check out what I've got going on so far by visiting my gigs page.

Thanks for reading and for all your support!

xo
Suzie

 

June 5, 2013

Hello!

Back at home at the ol' church and been working in the garden, having a little downtime which is nice.

Gearing up for a busy summer of festivals and fun!
My musical travels will take me to MB, SK, BC, QC and various points around Ontario.
You can see my schedule on my gigs page.

Hope you're enjoying the spring and write again soon. :-)

xo
Suzie

 

 

April 19, 2013

Happy Spring!

Gearing up for some Ontar-iar-io shows - details are here

Going to be heading to British Columbia in a couple weeks for a show in Victoria; to teach and perform at the Hornby Island Blues Workshop, the Blues Odyssey in Nanaimo and more! Details are on my gigs page.

Thanks for visiting and speak again soon!

xo
Suzie

 

January 24, 2013

I'm gearing up to head to Memphis to represent the  Toronto Blues Society in the Solo/Duo Category at the International Blues Challenge from January 29th to February 2nd in Memphis, TN.  Many thanks to everyone who attended the fundraiser that was held in Toronto and who contributed on my Kapipal page - I'll be thinking of you all and singing for you when I'm down in Memphis!!

This weekend I will be singing with a bunch of other artists as part of Gordon Lightfoot Tribute: The Way I Feel - shows are taking place in Ottawa on Fri. Jan 25th, Guelph on Sat. Jan 26th and Meaford on Sun Jan 27th at 3pm.  Also, after I get back from Memhpis I'll be heading to Alberta and Saskatchewan from Feb 9 to Feb 17 for shows in Calgary, Whitecourt and Morinville, Alberta and shows in Saskatoon, Kamsack and North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
Details for all the above shows are on my gigs page here

Many thanks for your support! I'll be thinking of you all when I'm singing the blues down in Memphis in a couple weeks!

xo

Suzie

 

January 11, 2013

I will be representing the Toronto Blues Society in the Solo/Duo Category at the International Blues Challenge from January 29th to February 2nd in Memphis, TN. To help cover the cost of traveling and showcasing in the US a fan suggested I should start a Kapipal Fund for those fans who would like to contribute; here's a link to it. Any amount will help - a loonie, a toonie, or $5 - it all adds up!

Many thanks for your consideration and support - well wishes or otherwise. I'll be thinking of you all when I'm singing the blues down in Memphis in a couple weeks!

xxoo

Suzie

 

December 25, 2012

Hey Folks,

2012 has been amazing year with lots of music and adventures.

I feel pretty blessed to get to do something I love for a living! Thank you so much for all your support over the years in making this happen -  I wouldn't be able to do this crazy music thing without you!

I hope you have the happiest of holidays and all the best to you and yours in 2013!

xox

Suzie

 

 

November 13, 2012

Howdy - just wanted to post a note to check in and share some news!

A couple weeks ago I was honored with 2 Canadian MapleBlues nominations - 1 for Female Vocalist of the Year and 1 for Acoustic Act!  I'd love it if you could take the time to vote - just click here to register and they'll walk you through the rest of the process.

I'm getting ready to head to Iqaluit to perform a concert and some workshops for the Alianait Arts Festival - I'm excited to get to spend a few days in Iqaluit!!

When I get back to Toronto I'll be diving into preparations for the Toronto Blues Society Women's Blues Revue  - tickets are still available by calling 416-872-4255 or clicking here

Thanks so much for your support and for reading - I'll check in again soon!

xox

Suzie

 

October 24, 2012

Hey Everyone,

Greetings from Edmonton, Alberta!

I haven't posted in way too long. I had a wonderfully busy summer and fall is off to a busy start as well.

My travels in the last month have taken me to Austin, TX; Greenfield, MA; Manitoba and Ottawa! 

I'm in Alberta right now touring the Engadine Sessions album Come to the Mountain with Kat Danser, Cara Luft, Chloe Albert, Cori Brewster and Karla Anderson. We all connected last May at the Mount Engadine Lodge near Canmore to write and record the album - now we're sharing a live version of the album with folks in Edmonton, Calgary and Banff. We were supposed to play in Lloydminster last night but the show was cancelled due to a snowstorm that hit the area. The Edmonton show tonight at the Blue Chair is sold out, but there are tickets still available for Banff and Calgary - details are here.

Thanks so much for your support and for reading - I'll check in again soon!

xox

Suzie

 

 

July 27, 2012

Howdy Folks! 

Lots of adventures coming up - I'm getting ready to head to the Haliburton School of the Arts then to Alberta for shows with my pal, Rick Fines at the Canmore Folk Festival, Mount Engadine Lodge and the Edmonton Folk Festival. I'm really looking forward to it all!

I've received a few more nice reviews for Live At Bluesville including one from Germany! And journalist Peter Goddard wrote a great piece about in the Toronto Star!

Kerry Doole, Exclaim.ca

John Kereiff, John the Rock Doctor Kereiff

BMan's Blues Report

German review

Noah Segal, New Canadian Music

John Valenteyn, John's Blues Picks

East Coast Music with Bob Mersereau

 

I have lots of musical travels coming up this summer - please check out my gigs page for more details.

Thanks so much for your support and for reading! 

xox

Suzie

July 7, 2012

Greetings from Harrison Hot Springs! I'm here with my pal Rick Fines - we're performing this weekend at the Harrison Festival of the Arts. I'll be heading back to Toronto to do the official launch of Live At Bluesville at Hugh's Room in Toronto on Thursday, July 12th - please click here for more details.

Speaking of which, I've received several lovely reviews for Live At Bluesville

Noah Segal, New Canadian Music

John Valenteyn, John's Blues Picks

East Coast Music with Bob Mersereau

I have lots of musical travels coming up this summer - please check out my gigs page for more details.

Thanks so much for your support and for reading! 

xox

Suzie

 

April 11, 2012

I'm gearing up for my 15 show OSAC tour in Saskatchewan - I'm looking forward to returning to the prairies!  My tour details are listed on the Facebook event page I created. You can also get further information about the dates and venues here

After I'm finished the tour I head further west to theMount Engadine Lodge near Canmore to write and record an album with other musicians who have performed at the lodge. I am thrilled to be heading back to the Lodge and to be involved in the project!

My final stop west will be Vancouver Island where i'll be heading to the Hornby Island Blues Workshop to teach for a week; then I'll be heading to Nanaimo for the Blues Odyssey Concert at the Port Theatre and then to Courtenay for a Mother's Day House Concert with Rick Fines . Details are on the gigs page of my website.

Thanks for popping by for a visit and hope to see you soon!

xox

Suzie

February 9, 2012

I'm feeling pretty fortunate these days - I was honored with a Canadian Folk Music Award in December, two Canadian Maple Blues Awards in January , and now a 2012 Juno Nomination for my latest album Me 'n' Mabel in February! 

I'm gearing up for shows next week in New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Chatham, NJ and Franklin, MA - show details are here.

Thanks for popping by for a visit and hope to see you at a show soon!

xox

Suzie

 

January 22, 2012

The year is off to a wonderful start! I was awarded two Canadian Maple Blues Awards - one for  Female Vocalist and one for Songwriter. Great big thanks to everyone who took the time to vote! 

I'm gearing up for shows next Friday Jan 27th in Orillia at FridayFolk (Suzie solo show), an 8:00pm show on Sat. Jan 28th at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope with The Marigolds and a show at 2:00pm on Sun. Jan 29th in Haliburton.

Then I'm off to Bremen, Germany for the women in (e)motion Festival Bremen from Feb 1 - Feb 7!  

Thanks for checking in and hope to see you soon.

Thanks again for all your support!!

xox

Suzie

 

 

November 4, 2011

Holey-moley, lots of news!

I was nominated for 4 Canadian Maple Blues Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Acoustic Act of the Year! You can vote for your favorite artists up until midnight PST December 10th, 2011 here

I was also nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year along with Bruce Cockburn, David Myles, Cat Jahnke and Matthew Barber - I'm in some wonderful company! The awards take place in Toronto on December 4th. To see who else has been nominated in the other categories click here.

I'm heading to the United States tomorrow until November 13th for some musical adventures! I have shows this weekend in Plainfield, NJ and Columbia, MD (see my GIGS page for more info) and then Monday I'll be hanging with Bill Wax at Sirius XM in Washington, DC doing an in-studio recording. Tuesday I'll be heading to Williamstown, MA to do some writing with my pal Bernice Lewis then Thursday I'll be heading to the NERFA Conference in Kerhonksen, NY right after.  Back home to Toronto on Sunday then off to Lunenburg, NS for some school workshops and a couple concerts. The fun never ends :-)

Thanks for checking in and hope to see you soon!

xox

Suzie

 

 

August 15, 2011

Hey Folks,

Sorry to not have reported in in a bit - I've been coming and going from Toronto all summer! My musical travels have taken me as far west as Vancouver Island, north to Whitehorse, YK, east to Mont Tremblant, QC and south to Hillsdale, NY with a whole bunch of wonderful places in between. And some exciting news - I will doing my first show in New York City on Saturday, October 1st opening for John Hammond as part of the Madison Square Music - Studio Series - I'm very excited about this! I saw John Hammond perform in Saskatoon as a teenager and then again when I lived in Ottawa - I'm very honored to get to open for him.

Me 'n' Mabel has been doing well for me - again, great big thanks to everyone for their support in helping getting it recorded and out there into the world! The album is being  featured on B.B. King's Bluesville on Sirius/XM for a 4th week now as part of "Ready for the Next Rack"; it's also receiving airplay on the CBC and other blues shows and stations in Canada, the US and internationally in the Netherlands, Israel and France to name a few.

In completely different news I decided a few months ago to do my first triathlon! It will be taking place on Sat. September 3rd at Guelph Lake - I'm going to be doing the Try-A-Tri which involves a 375m swim, a 10km bike ride and a 2.5km run. Training has been going well - my mantra is slow but steady :-)

I've attached some info in the sidebar about the shows I'm doing in August and September - further details are on my website. I've included a bit more info below about tomorrow night's Cultura show.

I hope you're having a great summer - thanks so much for your support and I will write again soon.

Take care,

Suzie

 

June 6, 2011

Howdy!

I just got home from my Concerts in Your Home tour of the US Midwest - I had an amazing time! I met some great folks, played some fun shows and took in some new experiences, including fishing for the first time ever! 

I'm getting ready to head to the Yukon for a week to perform with Rick Fines in Haines Junction and at the Kluane Bluegrass Festival in Whitehorse where Rick and I will be the token blues act.

When I get back from the north I'll be heading to Ottawa to do a mini-launch of Me 'n' Mabel on Weds. June 15th at Irene's Pub in the Glebe with my pal Tony Diteodoro of the band Monkeyjunk.

Lots more travels to come this summer - I hope you're enjoying the warmer weather and thanks for reading!

xo
Suzie

 

May 16, 2011

Greetings!

Just got back from a wonderful week at the Hornby Island Blues Workshop - I got to help a great bunch of students with their singing and songwriting and also played some fun shows with my fellow instructors.

I'm back home now and prepping to head on a 2 week tour of the Midwest US from May 20 to June 2 (my first US tour!!) - please check out my gigs page for further information.

Thanks for reading and hope to see you at a show soon!

Cheers,

Suzie

 

April 25, 2011

Howdy!

Wow - what a fun night at Hugh's Room - the Me'n' Mabel CD launch couldn't have gone any better! I was backed by amazing musicians Tony Diteodoro (Monkeyjunk), Rick Fines, Danny Greenspoon (Mabel's producer) and Roly Platt and the room was filled to the rafters with friends and fans - Mabel and I are so grateful! Great big thanks to all of you who came and helped celebrate Mabel's launch, to my team - my manager, Derek Andrews and Jane Harbury and Emma Julien of  Harbury Publicity; to everyone at Hugh's Room who helped make the night happen and to all of my Presalers who helped make Me 'n' Mabel happen! You can listen to some snippets of Me 'n' Mabel on my music page...

I'm off to Lexington, MA with Katherine Wheatley and Rick Fines to do a concert to raise monies for Patio Gardens for cancer patients - there's more info here. After the Lexington show Rick and I will head to Ottawa for a concert at National Library and Archives at the Prairie Scene Festival on Fri. May 6th, then I'm off to teach some singing at the Hornby Island Blues Workshop. I'll be heading to the Midwest US from May 20 to June 2 (my first US tour!!) - please check out my gigs page for further information.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers,

Suzie

April 12, 2011

Howdy!

Gearing up for the official launch of  Me 'n' Mabel at Hugh's Room! The album will be released to retail by Outside Distribution on April 19, 2011 and is already getting some spins on the airwaves! Here is a quote about Me 'n' Mabel courtesy of Holger Petersen at CBC's Saturday Night Blues:

“Me 'n' Mabel is a blues album that includes Suzie's amazing singing, great material and wonderful acoustic playing and arranging.  She's truly blessed with a rare voice that's playful, sassy and soulful.”

I have some touring coming up in Canada and the United States (my first US tour!!) - please check out my gigs page for further information.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers,

Suzie

 

 

March 28, 2011

Hey Everybody,

Getting ready to head to shows in Alberta and British Columbia with Rick Fines, then I'll be coming back to Toronto to prepare for the official launch of  Me 'n' Mabel at Hugh's Room! The album will be released to retail by Outside Distribution on April 19, 2011 and is already getting some spins on the airwaves! Here is a quote about Me 'n' Mabel courtesy of Holger Petersen at CBC's Saturday Night Blues:

“Me 'n' Mabel is a blues album that includes Suzie's amazing singing, great material and wonderful acoustic playing and arranging.  She's truly blessed with a rare voice that's playful, sassy and soulful.”

Holger Petersen, host of CBC Radio’s Saturday Night Blues

I have some touring coming up in Canada and the United States (my first US tour!!) - please check out my gigs page for further information.

Thanks for reading, I'll check in again soon!!

Cheers,

Suzie

 

March 13, 2011

Hey Y'all - it's been a busy busy time!  Me 'n' Mabel has arrived - CD and digital downloads have been mailed and emailed to my Presalers.  The album will be officially released by Outside Distribution on April 19, 2011 and is already getting some spins on the airwaves! 

I have some touring coming up in Canada and the United States (my first US tour!!) - please check out my gigs page for further information.

Thanks for reading, I'll check in again soon!!

Cheers,

Suzie

 

February 16, 2011

A Me 'n' Mabel update - Mabel has arrived!!!

I am currently in Memphis for the Folk Alliance International conference and will return home to Toronto beginning of next week -  I will start sending out my lovely Presalers their copies shortly thereafter!

Thanks for your patience - I'm excited to share the music with you.

Cheers,

Suzie

January 5, 2011

Happy New Year - there's lots coming up in 2011 - update coming soon!

Hope your New Year is off to a great start!

Cheers,

Suzie

November 24, 2010

Howdy folks!

I'm heading off tomorrow for a 2 week Home Routes House Concert Tour in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The last Home Routes tour I performed in February 2009 was such a treat, I met and played for some great folks. I've been in touch with the presenters for my current tour  - I'm looking forward to meeting them in person and performing for everyone!!

Kapipal

 

Thanks to everyone who has written me about the new CD or contributed towards the new CD - your support means a lot! The music is almost done, should be one more trip to the studio in December, then the next step is the artwork and manufacturing. Will keep on keeping you posted! There are still 49 days left to wrangle a presale copy of the album via Kapipal - just click here.

I found out today that I won first place in the 2nd Annual 2010 CIYH Video/Tour Contest, so will be heading out on a 10 day House Concert Tour in May 2011 (locale yet to be determined...the mystery is fun!) and will acquire some lovely new gear courtesy of D'Addario, Planet Waves and Q-Lighting. Click here for more details on the contest and to read about the other winners, Barnaby Bright and Big Wide Grin

Please check my GIGS page for info on upcoming 2011 performances.

Thanks for visiting the site and for reading...another update coming soon!

Cheers,

Suzie

P.S. Here's a sweet little something to get you in the holiday spirit courtesy of Alphabet Photography in Niagara Falls, ON

 

 

 

October 11, 2010

It's been TOO long since I posted - I've got lots going on this fall!

Here are a few tidbits:

- I begin recording a new album tomorrow morning (!) - it's going to be a solo acoustic blues album - me 'n my guitar and a few special guests.  Renowned Toronto guitarist and producer Danny Greenspoon is going to produce the album (Danny produced my 2002 release "33 Stars"). I'll be setting up a Kapipal page for any of you who would like to wrangle a pre-sale copy of the album, I'm just working on the final details : )

- I'm going to be showcasing at a few conferences this fall - Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) in Ottawa, ON; Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) in North Battleford, SK and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA ) in Kerhonksen, NY.

- I will be doing a 2 week Home Routes House Concert tour into Saskatchewan and Alberta beginning on November 25 and ending December 9th

I have other shows throughout the fall - please check my Gigs page for further info on my remaining 2010 performances and my upcoming 2011 performances!

Thanks for visiting the site and for reading - Happy Thanksgiving!!

Cheers,

Suzie

May 5, 2010

Yay - some fun news!

I found out last week that my co-writer Dan Kershaw and I won 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition - Blues Category with our co-write Sometimes I Think I Can Fly. The song was originally written on spec for a movie; it was recorded by my trio The Marigolds and appears on our album That's the State I'm In. You can hear the track here

SOCAN also posted an article about all the Canadian winners in the contest - you can read that here.

I'm getting ready to head of to British Columbia for a couple of weeks - adventures there will include a house concert in Courtenay, teaching and more concerts at the Hornby Island Blues Workshop, another concert with my pal Rick Fines in Vancouver on Monday, May 17th for the folks at Old Crow House Concerts and celebrating my nephew's 9th birthday!

Thanks for reading - I'll write again soon...

Take care,

Suzie

March 6, 2010

Spring has almost sprung!

Had some fun adventures in February in Memphis and Mississippi - the showcases at Folk Alliance went well, met lots of great folks and saw some amazing sites. I just sent out my March Newsletter, there are some pics from the trip in it if you want to check it out - here's the link to the newsletter.

I have a bunch of shows in Ontario in March, then I head off to Vancouver to showcase at Pacific Contact. Some other things I'm going to be up to in the next few months:

- in April I'll be teaching a Blues Vocal Workshop at All Together Now; in May I'll be heading back to Hornby Island, BC and in August to KSMF in Kincardine, ON to do some teaching

- this summer Rick Fines and I have been invited to perform at the 50th Anniversary of the Mariposa Folk Festival, the 25th Anniversary of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in Lunenburg, NS and the 20th Anniversary of the Stewart Park Festival in Perth, ON

The gigs page is updated pretty regularly so please come 'n take a peek.

That's all for now, I'll write again soon...

Take care,

Suzie

February 12, 2010

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day!

I've got a busy weekend coming up with a solo show at Winterfolk in Toronto on Friday; a show with Rick Fines at the Pinestone Resort in Haliburton on Saturday night and a Valentine's Day show at Hugh's Room in Toronto on Sunday evening! 

I leave for the Folk Alliance International Conference in Memphis on Tuesday - I have an official showcase on Saturday night and a bunch of private showcases during the conference.

Hoping to visit the National Civil Rights Museum, Al Green's Church, Stax and maybe Elvis..we'll see how our schedule works out.

When I get back I dive into some more shows and start preparing for my Pacific Contact showcase in Vancouver in March - the fun never ends!!

Some other things I'm going to be up to in the next few months:

- in April I'll be teaching a Blues Vocal Workshop at All Together Now; in May I'll be heading back to Hornby Island, BC and in August to Kincardine, ON to do some teaching

- this summer Rick Fines and I have been invited to perform at the 50th Anniversary of the Mariposa Folk Festival, the 25th Anniversary of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in Lunenburg, NS and the 20th Anniversary of the Stewart Park Festival in Perth, ON

The gigs page is updated pretty regularly so please come 'n take a peek.

That's all for now, I'll write again soon...

Take care,

Suzie

 

January 14, 2010

Happy New Year!!

There are lots of great things coming up in 2010!

- I have a showcase in Memphis, TN at the Folk Alliance Conference and another showcase at Pacific Contact in Vancouver which will hopefully lead to more gigs

- I'll be heading back to Hornby Island, BC and to Kincardine, ON to do some teaching

- this summer Rick Fines and I have been invited to perform at the 50th Anniversary of the Mariposa Folk Festival, the 25th Anniversary of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in Lunenburg, NS and the 20th Anniversary of the Stewart Park Festival in Perth, ON

The gigs page is being updated pretty regularly so please come 'n take a peek.

That's all for now, I'll write again soon. I hope your New Year is off to a great start!

Take care,

Suzie

P.S. It seems it's always business in these news updates, so for something different here's a fun little animation courtesy of my drummer pal Mark Kelso - please click here

December 23, 2009

 

Hello and Happy Holidays!

Still a few shows left in 2009 then I'm going to take a couple weeks break in January. Here are the gigs:

Sat. Dec 26, 2009 - Big River, SK - House Concert

Sun. Dec 27, 2009 - Saskatoon, SK - House Concert at Gillian's

Weds. Dec 30, 2009 - Oakville, ON - Moonshine Cafe with Al Lerman

Thurs. Dec 31, 2009 - Elora, ON - Elora Legion - New Year's Eve show presented by The Village Idiots with the Potion Kings - Kevin Breit, Randall Coryell, Howie Southwood, Jeff Bird and John Dickie!

Please visit the gigs page on my website for further details on these and other shows.

Thank you so much for all your support this year and the years' past - for your emails, for coming to shows, for wrangling CDs and making it possible for me to keep on making music for y'all!

Happy Holidays to you 'n yours and all the best in 2010!!

Take care,

Suzie

 

October 8, 2009

Woohoo! Just found out that I've been nominated for 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards - Contemporary Singer of the Year and Solo Artist of the Year!

Here are the other nominees:

CONTEMPORARY SINGER OF THE YEAR
• Jessica Rhaye – Good Things (St. John, NB)
• Jim Byrnes – My Walking Stick (Vancouver)
• Marianne Girard – Pirate Days (Toronto)
• Melissa McClelland – Victoria Day (Hamilton)
• Suzie Vinnick – Happy Here (Toronto)

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Catherine MacLellan – Water in the Ground (Charlottetown, PE)
• Ian Tyson – Yellowhead to Yellowstone and Other Love Stories (Longview, AB)
• Joel Plaskett – Three (Halifax)
• Maria Dunn – The Peddler (Edmonton, AB)
• Suzie Vinnick – Happy Here (Toronto)

You can find the other nominees for other categories here: tiny.cc/cfma

The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 21st in Gatineau, Quebec, I'm hoping to make it to the big night.

Just wanted to let you know...thanks fer reading!

Cheers,

Suzie

 

September 14, 2009

Hey there!

I'm just finishing up a bunch of songs for a grant I received; once they're done I'm getting ready for a busy fall of shows!

Here are some of the shows I'll be doing:

- I have a solo show this Saturday, Sept 19, 2009 at Carnegie Hall in Dundas

- the Marigolds have a few shows coming up in Southern Ontario - see the Marigolds website for details

- I'm gearing up for a showcase at Ontario Contact in October

- I'm doing a bunch of Leonard Cohen Tribute shows in October in Toronto at Hughs Room, in Port Hope, Nepean and Newmarket

- In mid-November I'm heading out on a tour of Northern Ontario with Wendell Ferguson and Katherine Wheatley

- back for a solo concert in Port Dover

- the Toronto Blues Society's Women's Blues Revue takes place at Massey Hall in Toronto on Saturday, November 28th

- in December it looks like I'll be heading up way way north to do some workshops for ArtsCan Circle

Just wanted to give you a heads up on a few things. Thanks for reading...more news coming soon!!

xoxox

Suzie

 

August 25, 2009

Please click here to see the latest newsletter that I sent out on August 25, 2009.

Cheers,

Suzie

July 2, 2009


Hey Folks!

Wanted to let you know that the Hornby Island Blues Odyssey concert recorded by the lovely folks at CBC's Canada Live at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay is available for your listening pleasure from here!! You can listen to the songs individually or click on play all tracks to hear the concert in its entirety. Hooray CBC and kudos to all my musical compadres that took part in the show - Rick Fines, Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley, Rita Chiarelli, Doug Cox, David Gogo, Dave Harris, Bill Johnson, Big Dave McLean, Gary Preston and Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne!

Happy Here received a review in the LCBO's summer edition of "Food & Drink" - many thanks to Anne Lough for the lovely review!

Here it is for those of you not in Ontario:

Songs for Lazy Days

Suzie Vinnick/Happy Here, 2008, Outside Music, Folk/Roots

This album of gentle, rootsy folk-pop seems tuned to the rhythms of summer – a boat bobbing on the waves, a bough swaying in the breeze. Saskatoon raised, Toronto-based Suzie Vinnick is yet another gem in the rich sea  of gifted Canadian singer-songwriters. True to her sophomore collection’s title, she sure sounds Happy Here, but without an ounce of syrup; the songs are fresh and smartly observed, packed with bouncy hooks you’ll be humming for days. Fans of Shawn Colvin, Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones will agree that Suzie Vinnick is one to watch.

Thanks for reading...more news coming soon!!

xoxox

Suzie

 

June 22, 2009

Just getting back from another fun weekend of gigs! On Friday night I performed with a great bunch of folks debuting "A Thousand Kisses Deep” - A Tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans (Ottawa). I sang a couple tunes and backed the other performers on an Eminence Standup Bass  - it was a great night of music! We'll be doing the show again this fall - check my gigs page for details. The next morning I made the trek to Jordan Village to perform with the amazing Dean McTaggart and Danny Brooks at the Zooma Zooma Café that night. Lots of sweet soul singing with those boys!!

In other news Happy Here received a review in the LCBO's summer edition of "Food & Drink" - many thanks to Anne Lough for the lovely review!

Here it is for those of you not in Ontario:

Songs for Lazy Days

Suzie Vinnick/Happy Here, 2008, Outside Music, Folk/Roots

This album of gentle, rootsy folk-pop seems tuned to the rhythms of summer – a boat bobbing on the waves, a bough swaying in the breeze. Saskatoon raised, Toronto-based Suzie Vinnick is yet another gem in the rich sea  of gifted Canadian singer-songwriters. True to her sophomore collection’s title, she sure sounds Happy Here, but without an ounce of syrup; the songs are fresh and smartly observed, packed with bouncy hooks you’ll be humming for days. Fans of Shawn Colvin, Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones will agree that Suzie Vinnick is one to watch.

Just a little bit ' news for now…will write again soon!

xoxox

Suzie

 

June 9, 2009

Back from an incredible week in Nashville - the Songwriting Intensive with Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier was incredibly inspiring and I happily managed to reconnect with my muse. I'm looking forward to having some regular sodas with him/her, getting inspired and building some more toonage!!

Owen Sound was a hoot, too - Wendell, Rick and Bucky sure know how to rawk! Big thanks to our host Kris Rosar at the Tom Thomson Gallery for taking great care of us, and to Don Bird for wrangling us for the show.

Up next is a week of prep and catching up from being away from the office for a month, and getting ready for a busy summer of shows.

More news soon... : )

xoxox

Suzie
 

May 22, 2009

Happy Spring!!!

Just a little update - I'm getting ready to rock with Rick Fines, Wendell Ferguson and Bucky Berger this Saturday night up in Owen Sound at a fundraiser for the Tom Thomson Gallery. It's gonna be a fun night!

I'm flying to Nashville the day after to attend a songwriting intensive with Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier from May 24 - 28; you can read more about the workshop here. I'm looking forward to doing some learnin' and will hopefully come home to Toronto with a new song or two!

That's a wee bit o' news for now...will update again soon!

Cheers,

Suzie

 

Mar 15, 2009

Just received news that a song I wrote with Dan Kershaw called Sometimes I Think I Can Fly won first place in the blues category of the Unisong Songwriting Contest!

Sometimes I Think I Can Fly was recorded by The Marigolds for their upcoming release "The State I'm In" which was produced by Steve Dawson.

You can check out the track at the Unisong website...

The 2009 Juno Awards are slowly but surely approaching, excitement is building at my house! I'm going to be showcasing in Vancouver on the Friday night at The Libra Room and will also be appearing on the Juno Couch with Terry David Mulligan; this will air on CKUA in Alberta between 5-7pm. The awards for my category, Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo will be announced on the Saturday night at the Gala Dinner and Awards. I'll be sure to post something after I know what's up.

Have to run but I wanted to share the news!

xox  suzie

Feb 9, 2009

Wow! I still can't believe it...I've been nominated for a JUNO - 2009 Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo!!

Cam Fuller of the Saskatoon Star Phoenix wrote an article about the nomination last week, you can check it out here

My fellow nominees include Matthew Barber, Fred J. Eaglesmith, Ndidi Onukwulu and Old Man Luedecke, all wonderful singer/songwriters - check 'em out here.

I booked my flight for the Junos tonight and am excited to attend. Here I come Vancouver with my fingers 'n toes crossed!!

xox  suzie

January 19, 2009

I was fortunate tonight to receive the Maple Blues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for 2008! Great big thanks to the nominating panel and to everyone who voted! 

October 10, 2008

A great big thanks to everyone who attended the official Happy Here CD release at Hugh's Room - I had an incredible night!!! And what a band...great big thanks to Stephen Fearing, Gary Craig, John Dymond, Kurt Swinghammer, Denis Keldie and Burke Carroll - they rocked - I am such a lucky girl!!

Happy Here has received a couple reviews in the last week: here's one from the latest issue of Exclaim Magazine and one from the September 25, 2008 edition of the Hamilton Spectator.

I'm getting ready for a show on Saturday, October 11th in Port Credit with Dean McTaggart and Danny Brooks at the Port Credit Legion. Here are the details: The Soulful Songwriters Circle, Port Credit Legion (upstairs), 35 Front St N. (west side of the river). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Impressionable Gifts, 74 Lakeshore Rd E TEL: (905) 271 8999 or contact Johnny at (416) 902 9801.

After Port Credit I'm heading to the east coast on Monday, October 13th until October 20th

Here are the shows I'll be doing:

  • Tues. & Weds. Oct. 14 & 15 - Doodles Cafe, Fredericton, NB
  • Thurs. Oct. 16 - Salty Towers, St. Andrews, NB
  • Fri. Oct. 17 - Trailside Inn & Cafe, Mount Stewart, PE
  • Sun. Oct. 19 - The Trinity Sessions, Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, NS

Further details are on my gigs page. Thanks for reading!

Sept 15, 2008

I'm going to be one of the feature artists at the Toronto Blues Society Women's Blues Revue on Saturday, November 29 at Massey Hall in Toronto. Click here to buy your tickets for this year's show. A great big thanks to my pal Brian Blain for the article he wrote in the September 2008 Toronto Blues Society Mapleblues Magazine - you can check the article out here.

July 30, 2008

It's taking a little longer to get the artwork completed, but the plan is to have CDs to my lovely presalers sometime in August. So, my lovely presalers, I thank you for you patience and apologize for the delay...xox suzie.

The official release for "Happy Here" will take place on Wednesday October 8th at Hugh's Room in Toronto. Advance tickets are available for $20 by clickin' here.

or you can call Hugh's Room at 416-531-6604.

To check out a few of the new album tracks please go to my music page.

June 7, 2008

Rick Fines and I will be featured on on Bravo TV's show Rhythm, Roots & Soul which was produced by Mako Funasaka of Talkin' Blues on Friday, June 13th at 7:00pm (EST). Please tune in if you're able; further details are listed on the gigs page.

March 28, 2008

The recording is all completed on my new album called "Happy Here" which was produced (and played and sang on!) by the one 'n only Stephen Fearing. I've posted a few of the tunes at my Myspace if you feel like checking them out - www.myspace.com/suzievinnick. I'm hoping to have the album in hand by the end of May.

Feb 6, 2008

I've posted some new dates for 2008 on the gigs page. I am going to be heading to Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary in March for some shows with Rick Fines. Am heading back to Hornby Island in May and am very much looking forward to it!

Nov 1, 2007

Here's a new little commercial I'm playing acoustic guitar, bass and singing the tag in for Interac "it's just another day..." Click here to see it then click 'play' by "view our latest commercial".

I'm still singing the Tim Horton's commercials - "Always Fresh, Always Tim Horton's", and the choir version of the latest Ontario Foodland commercial "good things grow".

Sept 4, 2007

An article about my trip to China with Vinnick Sheppard Harte appeared in the Ottawa Blues Scene magazine courtesy of Liz Sykes, then was republished in the September issue of the Toronto Blues Society Mapleblues Magazine. Click here for a link to the article.

July 17, 2007

An article about my trip to help rebuild New Orleans last December 2006 appears in the latest issue of the Ontario Council of Folk Festival's magazine Folk Prints - click here to check it out!

March 26, 2007

Suzie's singing the Tim Horton's jingles you're hearing these days on radio and television!

March 12, 2007

Suzie is singing the new Gill Deacon talk show theme "Something To Talk About".

January 16, 2007

Winner of 3 - 2006 Canadian Mapleblues Awards !!!

Saskatoon-born Suzie Vinnick heads the list of winners of this year's Maple Blues Awards, handed out last night by the Toronto Blues Society. She was named top Female Vocalist and Bass Player and shares Songwriter of the Year with Rick Fines for their 2006 release, Nothing Halfway.

For a complete list of winners, please visit www.torontobluessociety.com.

A great big thanks to everyone who voted and for your support!! It was great to receive the nominations, but to have won the Awards is such a nice added-extra bonus!

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